BLACKJACKS NEWS

First Toronto Show since February 2020 

The last Toronto show for us before the pandemic hit was at Dora Keogh Irish Pub on the Danforth. On Saturday November 26th, The Swingin' Blackjacks are returning to the scene of the crime and taking the stage at Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave(1/2 blk E of Broadview). Show time is 8:00pm. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend. No dancing yet, but that day will come.

The band is itchin' to play for the Toronto crowd, and we hope to see you there!

Blackjacks Swingin' in Kitchener! 

The Swingin' Blackjacks are excited to announce that on Saturday October 23rd, we'll be appearing at McCabe's Irish Pub, 352 King St West, Kitchener ON as part of the Kitchener Blues Festival's KBF Crossroads 2.0 event - 44 acts, 8 venues, over two days.

We start rockin' at 9:30pm, and sharing the stage will be Elliot And The Audio Kings (7-8:30pm).

Complete event schedule HERE

Hope to see you there!

At Last - Live Shows Again! 

The Swingin' Blackjacks are happy to announce we are finally able to do some LIVE rockin' and rollin'!

Friday October 15th, we will be appearing at the Trestle Brewing Co. 9 Great North Rd in Parry Sound ON, 7 to 9pm, and you can find ticket info through the venue HERE

This event is taking place in an unheated tent on the Trestle property, so dress warm. Proof of vaccination must be provided to attend. Please use the link above for complete show and ticket information.

Joining us on drums for this show will be Ted Hawkins, as erstwhile Blackjack tub man Adam David recovers from recent medical treatment. Adam is doing well, and should be back on the drum-throne later this year.

Stay tuned - more shows will be announced soon!

 

"Little Easter" video out now 

More news from The Swingin' Blackjacks!

Debuting Wednesday March 2 on YouTube, we present our new official music video for swamp blues rocker "Little Easter".

The visuals are a combination of images collected from live shows by ace-photographer Christian Bobak, as well as other audience members. We hope to remind everyone of the great nights we've spent together in the past, and you can sing along as the lyrics appear on screen. Push back your sofas and chairs, crank up the volume, and Rock It Up!

"Never Go Out To Play" Official Video Release 

BIG NEWS!

While under lockdown, Swingin' Blackjacks Matt Allen, Adam David, and Gary Kendall have produced the band's first official music video for original song "Never Go Out To Play". Primary writing and directing chores went to Adam, storyboarding the piece to Matt, and videography fell to family members. Video editing by Luke Allen. The video is now available to enjoy on youtube, and is posted on the Blackjacks main page or here: 

Enjoy the video, stay safe, and Keep Rockin'!

EP Available Now 

The Swingin' Blackjacks EP "Four Hot Tracks!!" is available now for download via this site and accessible via all the usual online music services, but download it here, and the band benefits most. See our MUSIC page for purchasing/downloading the EP.

More news to come in the near future - stay tuned...

www.swinginblackjacks.com 

Welcome to this, the newly minted Swingin' Blackjacks dedicated website, where you can keep up to date on band gigs, as well as band members solo projects. Along with the creation of the site, we're excited to announce the upcoming release of the newly mastered, newly pressed Swingin' Blackjacks EP/CD "FOUR HOT TRACKS!!". Recorded and produced by then bass player Mark Fournier in 2000, the band has been distributing DIY copies to the present time. The Swingin' Blackjacks were the fortunate recipients of the 2018 Amy Louie Grossman's Music Scholarship, a fund to commemorate the life of Amy Louie, late member of Grossman's Tavern owners, the Louie family. In Amy's memory, the annual juried award is given to bands and solo artists to assist in their professional development, and the Swingin' Blackjacks are grateful to have been chosen. 

Along with the slick new mastered release of "FOUR HOT TRACKS", The Swingin' Blackjacks are directing a portion of the funds recieived to the creation of this website - we hope you like it. You'll be able to listen to our music, order copies or download tracks, and order future band merch. Buy stuff and we'll make more music we(and hopefully you)love. 

We're excited to be piloting our own vessel through cyberspace, and we'll be more excited to see everyone rockin' it up on the dance floor soon! Thanks for visiting.

(Oh, this is a bit of a learning curve as far as webmastering goes, so please be patient if you notice any glitches from time to time - cheers!)